Monday, 2 July 2012

Healthcare provision in Moss Side - online survey

A new organisation called HealthWatch has been in touch - they are trying to get as wide a response as possible to their online survey about community health services. It sounds like a great opportunity for us to get our voices heard on some of these issues. See their press release below:

The aim of local HealthWatch will be to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality.  Local people should be at the centre of how services are planned, designed and delivered in health and social care across Manchester. This includes GPs, dentists, pharmacies, hospitals, mental health services, care homes, day centres, and personal care at home. By April 2013 a new organisation called ‘HealthWatch Manchester’ will be set up to support this. This will take over from the Local Involvement Network as the way people aim to shape their local health and social care services.   

What will HealthWatch do?
  • Ask the people of Manchester for their views about the services they use
  • Tell people what health and social care services are available locally and how to access them
  • Give people help and support when making a complaint about health and social care services
  • Help make local services better

Please play an active part in shaping Manchester's HealthWatch by completing this online questionnaire.